A review of Mercy Multiplied’s Guidelines for Establishing a Residential Counseling Ministry.
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So we’re going to pick back up with Mercy Multiplied’s Guidelines with the second portion of the “Operations” section, which if you remember from last time, again has nothing to do with the residents or the actual treatment or ministry, but focuses on (surprise, surprise!) the organization, its image, and finances. Now, lest I be misunderstood, I’m all for financial accountability such as that that Mercy is recommending here with professionals from financial and legal backgrounds being consulted and independent audits, I just find it very hard to understand how an organization that would strongly recommend using professionals for these areas would completely eschew even basic consultation with professionals who are knowledgeable about the mental illnesses and issues that the residents themselves are dealing with—double standard anyone? Or is it just that the only people they see themselves accountable to are the donors?